A newsletter for faculty and staff of California Baptist University

November 12, 2013

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California Baptist University dedicates Food Innovation Center

The Food Innovation Center grand opening featured hand crafted appetizers.

The Food Innovation Center grand opening featured hand crafted appetizers.

California Baptist University dedicated its new Food Innovation Center Nov. 7. The state-of-the-art center is the focal point of the College of Allied Health’s nutrition and food services program and will be used as a laboratory for students, for service projects and for food industry research and development.

“I’m very excited about what this program is going to do and the people who are going to go through it,” President Ronald L. Ellis said. “Not only will people in this area work in this facility, but there will be internationals who come to study here.”

The grand opening featured appetizers by Chef Brad Martin of Provider Food Services and served by students in the nutrition and food services program.

Rusty Bailey, mayor of the City of Riverside, quipped that he was inspired to create a new program: dinner with the mayor. On a serious note, Bailey commented that when people are healthy, the city is healthy.

“I’m always amazed and inspired by your president and your school, because you’re visionary,” he said. “You’re always looking for those new trends out there to connect you and support, especially in our community and in our city.”

Riverside City Council member and Mayor Pro Tem Mike Gardner complimented the CBU program for the service projects it has already developed with the city’s ministries.

“I’m really pleased to see the partnership that you’re forming with Path of Life and the homeless ministries,” he said.

Dr. Chuck Sands, dean of the College of Allied Health, expressed gratitude for the support the community has shown in opening the new center.

“We are thrilled to be able to open this new facility,” he said. “We are very excited about how we will be able to use this to continue to transform lives on our campus and in the local area.”

The nutrition and food sciences major, directed by Dr. Margaret Barth, prepares students to live their purpose through careers in health and wellness organizations and food, beverage and nutrition professions.

Homecoming and Family Weekend attracts 7,000 to campus

The College of Architecture, Visual Arts and Design was one of several academic exhibits enjoyed by participants of Homecoming & Family Weekend.

The College of Architecture, Visual Arts and Design was one of several academic exhibits enjoyed by participants of Homecoming & Family Weekend.

The largest homecoming event in California Baptist University history drew an estimated 7,000 alumni and friends to Homecoming and Family Weekend activities Nov. 1-2.

The fall homecoming weekend began Friday morning with chapel speaker Dr. Jonathan Jarboe (’86), senior pastor of Pathway Church in Redlands, Calif.

The Homecoming Awards Dinner held Friday evening recognized the classes of 1963, 1988 and 2013, as well as professional achievement.

Kelly Omari Suyenaga was honored as Parent Volunteer of the Year. Among other things, she volunteered to help with Homecoming Weekend, Grandparent’s Day and early registration events last summer.

Jarboe received the Distinguished Service in Christian Ministry Award. He has served at Pathway Church for 20 years, moving into the role of senior pastor after serving as associate pastor. He has worked in his community as a police chaplain and reserve officer with the Redlands Police Department, as well as in leadership roles with the Southern Baptist Convention and California Southern Baptist Convention

Damien (’00) and Jennifer Schumm O’Farrell (’02) were honored as co-recipients of the new Young Alumni Achievement Award. Damien is vice president of operations for Path of Life, a non-profit agency that provides shelter, transitional housing, life-coaching and other services. Jennifer is the anti-human trafficking director at Operation SafeHouse, a non-profit agency providing emergency shelter and transitional living for young and young adults in Riverside County.

Jack Hawkins Sr. was recognized as the recipient of the highest honor given by the CBU Alumni Association: the Lancer Medal for lifetime achievement. Hawkins was owner of J.D. Diffenbaugh Inc. for seven years before retiring in 1996. He suggested the idea of the Evening College program in the early 1980s and was a member of its second graduating class.

Saturday featured the fourth annual Block Party. The program included the artisan walk, live entertainment, gourmet food trucks, interactive booths and children’s activities that included inflatable attractions. CBU’s men’s water polo competed against the University of Redlands, defeating them 6-5.

Saturday night’s program featured the crowning of seniors Joshua Siemens as Mr. CBU and Ivy Paramo as Ms. CBU. Led by the Lancer cheerleaders and CBU Crazies, about 3,500 people cheered for men’s and women’s intramural teams competing in the Fortuna Bowl. In a rematch from last year’s game, the Bus Drivers women’s team beat SWAT, 22-0, while in the men’s contest, Stealth 2.0s won over The Webelos, 18-12.

 

Family Updates

Encourage an international student and support missions by purchasing a final exams care package. The care package contains school supplies, snacks for those late night study sessions and an encouraging note from the sender. Care packages are $20, with proceeds going toward the ISP and USP programs. You can purchase a Care Package at www.calbaptist.edu/go/pay and click on the “Care Packages” link. The last day to order is December 2nd.  For more information, contact Kimberly Stephens at kstephens@calbaptist.edu

 

Darla Donaldson

Darla Donaldson

Darla Donaldson, associate dean of the Robert K. Jabs School of Business and assistant professor of business, gave a short presentation Oct. 24 on social entrepreneurship and was the moderator for a panel titled Social Enterprise for Businesses & Faith Based Groups—Creating Revenue Streams to Make a Difference in Your Community. The panel was part of the Sixth Annual Faith-Based Small Business Summit held at Riverside Municipal Auditorium. The panel included Joshua Kapchinsky, founding board member of KidCare International; Glenn Todd, CEO of Todd Construction; and Douglas Higham Jr., attorney from Varner & Brandt’s Riverside office.

 

 

Dr. Chuck Sands

Dr. Chuck Sands

Dr. Chuck Sands, dean of the College of Allied Health, gave a presentation Oct. 28 titled An Introduction to Health Professions to 100 students at North High School in Riverside.

 

 

 

 

From left: Dr. Chuck Sands, dean of the College of Allied Health; Dr. Harki Dhillon; Carin Shuler, chair of the dean’s executive council and Mrs. Deepta Dhillon.

From left: Dr. Chuck Sands, dean of the College of Allied Health; Dr. Harki Dhillon; Carin Shuler, chair of the dean’s executive council and Mrs. Deepta Dhillon.

The College of Allied Health hosted their Dean’s Executive Council meeting Oct. 30 at the home of Dr. Harki and Deepta Dhillon. Dr. Dhillon is a surgeon for Riverside Medical Clinic and an active supporter of the College of Allied Health.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Monica O'Rourke

Dr. Monica O’Rourke

Dr. Monica O’Rourke, associate professor of kinesiology, presented research at the Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance’s annual conference on Oct. 30. The presentation titled Endless Athletes: Transition from Athlete to a Lifetime of Fitness discussed the first year results of a continual study on neurokinesiology and wellness among high school female athletes transitioning to college as non-athletes.

 

 

 

Denise Roscoe

Denise Roscoe

Denise Roscoe, senior credential analyst in the School of Education, completed a two-year term as the vice president of programs and conference chair for the Credential Counselors and Analysts of California (CCAC). She was responsible for organizing the 35th annual conference held in Sacramento Oct. 16-18, with more than 700 people in attendance. CCAC is a non-profit organization that serves as the liaison between the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and education agencies throughout the State of California. Roscoe was elected as president of the organization, effective Nov. 1. She has been involved with CCAC for 25 years.

 

 

Dr. Melissa Wigginton, assistant professor of health sciences; Dr. Meg Barth, professor and program director for nutrition and food sciences; Dr. Trevor Gillum, assistant professor of kinesiology and Dr. Chuck Sands, dean of the College of Allied Health, gave a presentation titled Assessment of Physical Activity and Health Indicators in American-Indian High School Students at the 141st annual meeting of the American Public Health Association in Boston, Mass. on Nov. 5.  Sands is a governing council member of the American Public Health Association and attended the annual board sessions at the same meeting.

 

Dr. Wayne Fletcher

Dr. Wayne Fletcher

Dr. Wayne Fletcher, assistant professor and chair of the department of health sciences, presented a paper Oct. 25 titled Strategic Leadership in the Business Enterprise of Christian Colleges and Universities at the 45th annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association. The conference met at the University of Central Oklahoma.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Melissa Wigginton

Dr. Melissa Wigginton

Dr. Melissa Wigginton, assistant professor of health science, presented a paper Nov. 4 titled Assessment of Physical Activity and Health Indicators in American-Indian High School Students at the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health Annual Meeting in Boston, Mass.             

 

 

 

Wesley Sweis

Wesley Sweis

From left: Jason Dsouza, Jenna Mattice, Meghan DeVore, Francine Ngoga-Nduwayo and Carl Carson

From left: Jason Dsouza, Jenna Mattice, Meghan DeVore, Francine Ngoga-Nduwayo and Carl Carson

Five students from the department of natural and mathematical sciences and one health science student attended the American Chemical Society Western Regional Meeting in Santa Clara on Oct. 3-5 and presented three posters.

  • Jenna Mattice and Jason Dsouza –Phytonutrient Analysis of Fresh and Cooked Yucca (Yucca whipplei) Pods and Blossoms
  •  Carl Carson, Jenna Mattice, Jason Dsouza, Francine Ngoga-Nduwayo and Meghan DeVore– Compositional Analysis of Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) Leaves
  • Wesley Sweis –Synthesis and Characterization of an Anti-tubercular Benzothiazinone Derivative.

 

 

Dr. Jong-Wha Bai

Dr. Jong-Wha Bai

Dr. Jong-Wha Bai, assistant professor of civil wngineering, published an article with Dr. Yeesock Kim and Dr. Leonard D. Albano at Worcester Polytechnic Institute titled Fragility Estimates of Smart Structures with Sensor Faults in the journal, Smart Materials and Structures.


 

 

 

Crystal Hume and Carla Liu

Crystal Hume and Carla Liu

Carla R. Liu, assistant professor of English & TESOL, and Crystal Hume, adjunct English & TESOL instructor, presented a professional development workshop at the California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Convention in San Diego on Oct. 26. The workshop provided TESOL instructors with a toolbox of strategies to target these elements of pronunciation. Currently, Liu is working in conjunction with Global Initiatives to provide graduating seniors and alumni an opportunity to receive TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) training in a six-week summer program called Teach Abroad Program (TAP).This intensive program will provide pedagogical, cultural and spiritual training to participants so that they can teach at partner institutions in China, Japan and Brazil. In addition, Liu is overseeing the development of TESOL concentrations in English and education graduate programs, as well as the undergraduate program in intercultural studies.

 

Dr. Mary Ann Pearson (center) with students Tresha Vinson (left) and Anna Wenger.

Dr. Mary Ann Pearson (center) with students Tresha Vinson (left) and Anna Wenger.

Dr. Mary Ann Pearson, associate professor of communication arts for Online and Professional Studies, and the master of arts in public relations program received a Polaris Award Honorable Mention for the program’s Facebook campaign at the Polaris Award Dinner held at Victoria Gardens Cultural Center on Oct. 24. Pearson is pictured with Online and Professional Studies MAPR students Tresha Vinson and Anna Wenger. Pearson also gave a presentation Oct. 31 at the International Mentoring Association conference on Impact and Effectiveness of Developmental Relationships at the University of New Mexico. More than 400 educators from across the globe attended the three-day conference.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Anthony Chute

Dr. Anthony Chute

Dr. Matthew Y. Emerson

Dr. Matthew Y. Emerson

Dr. John Gill

Dr. John Gill

Dr. Anthony Chute, associate professor of church history; Dr. Matthew Emerson, assistant professor of Christian studies for Online and Professional Studies;  and Dr. John Gill, assistant professor of Christian studies, have published their first edition of the Journal of Baptist Studies, an online, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the study of Baptist history and thought. This edition of the Journal contains articles on the book of Titus, including one by Chute titled I. Emerson contributed a bibliography of Baptist works on Titus and Gill provided oversight for book review submissions. The link to the Journal of Baptist Studies is available by clicking here.

 

 

Dr. Matthew Barrett

Dr. Matthew Barrett

Dr. Matthew Barrett, assistant professor of Christian studies for Online & Professional Studies, co-edited the book Four Views on the Historical Adam (Counterpoints: Bible and Theology), recently published by Zondervan.

 

 

 

 

Joe Slunaker

Joe Slunaker

Joe Slunaker, adjunct professor in Christian Ministries, was recently elected vice president of the California Southern Baptist Convention for 2013-2014.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Nathan Lewis

Dr. Nathan Lewis

Dr. Nathan Lewis, associate dean in the School of Behavioral Sciences, will be featured speaker at a seminar titled Congregation as a Healing Community on Nov. 19, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Innovators Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

The 4th Annual Lancer 5000 is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16. Starting time is 7:30 a.m. for the 1K Kiddie Run and 8 a.m. for the 5K Run/Walk. The event will take place on the CBU Front Lawn and around campus.  CBU on-campus living areas also will compete in teams of at least four runners, with prizes for the men’s and women’s team winners. Chick-fil-A and other vendors will be present. Participants may register the day of the event, and  race day t-shirts will be provided as part of registration.

 

Tracee Auville-Parks, adjunct professor in English, presented a paper titled Revolutionary Rock Operas at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference, meeting in San Diego on Nov. 1-3.

 

Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith, assistant director of the Recreation Center, won a Dahon Folding Commuter Bicycle during Inland Empire Rideshare Week Oct. 7-11. Smith pledged to bike to work during that week, which entered him into a drawing. He plans to continue to participate by biking to work on a regular basis. For more information about the the rideshare program, contact Brenda Tait, human resources benefits administrator at ext. 4593.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Elaine Ahumada

Dr. Elaine Ahumada

Dr. Elaine Ahumada, program director for the master of public administration program for Online and Professional Studies, participated in an expert panel at the California Blackboard User Group’s Fall eLearning day Conference, which recently met at Southwestern College in Chula Vista. The anel topic was Flipped or Hybrid or Blended: Can You Tell Which Thing Is Not Like the Others?”

 

 

 

 

Dr. Natalie Winter

Dr. Natalie Winter

Dr. Natalie Winter, associate professor of business, was the featured speaker at Grace Community Church of Saddleback Valley’s Women Retreat Oct. 11-12. The topic was Faith at Home: Examining the Live and Testimony of Ruth. She also spoke to approximately 700 women Oct. 15-16 on at the topic Providence & Suffering as a part of Compass Bible Church of Aliso Viejo’s Women’s Bible Study. In addition, she spoke Oct. 18 on Examining the Bible’s Claims as part of Navigating Motherhood, an outreach ministry that exists to reach and serve young mothers in the local community.

 

 

 

Nancy Atayde (left), administrative assistant in Marketing & Communication, had her blood sugar tested at the Health & Lifestyle Expo.

Nancy Atayde (right), administrative assistant in Marketing & Communication, had her blood sugar tested at the Health & Lifestyle Expo.

Human Resources hosted the Health & Lifestyle Expo on Nov. 1 in the Innovators Auditorium. CBU faculty and staff examined available health benefits, had their blood pressure and blood sugar levels tested and met with vendors that provide a variety of services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Keanon Alderson

Dr. Keanon Alderson

Dr. Keanon Alderson, associate professor of business, attended the Family Firm Institute’s Global Conference Oct. 18-19 in San Diego. The FFI is the largest organization devoted to increasing the performance and effectiveness of family owned businesses. More than 400 attendees from around the world participated in the meeting.

 

 

 

 

David Hemphill with his daughter, 9-year-old Jade Hemphill

David Hemphill with his daughter, 9-year-old Jade Hemphill

Sgt. David Hemphill, son of Kay Fangerow (adjunct professor of nursing), recently returned from deployment in Qatar. He is a C130 mechanic in the Air Force Reserves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ellie Reese Tillman

Ellie Reese Tillman

Dr. Kathie Chute, director of communications, and Dr. Michael Chute, professor of journalism, welcomed their first grandchild, Ellie Reese Tillman, on Nov. 4. Ellie was born in Savannah, Ga. weighing 5 lbs. even and was 19 1/2 inches long.

 

 

 

 

Personnel Updates

DATE DEPARTMENT POSITION NAME STATUS
10/30/2013 Public Safety Bus Driver Jamie Stool New Hire
10/30/2013 Public Safety Bus Driver Judene McCrory New Hire
11/3/2013 Aviation Science Flight Instructor-Part-time Elisabeth Murillo New Hire
11/1/2013 Career Services Career Counselor/Internships Chelsea Dirks Change
11/11/2013 Counseling Center Office Manager Julie Greenwalt Change
10/31/2013 Athletics Assistant Director of Sports Information Jacob Breems No Longer Employed
11/1/2013 Athletics Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach-Part-time John Janssen No Longer Employed
11/4/2013 Department of Aviation Science Assistant Professor Robert Quirk No Longer Employed